William Reynolds and Martina Sherman will be presenting an “ERISA Litigation Update” at the March meeting of the Chicago Bar Association Employee Benefits Committee on March 16.
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Attorneys Marie Casciari and Martina Sherman have been named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Employee Benefits Law for 2018. Mark D. DeBofsky was once again named as one of the top 100 Lawyers in Illinois by SuperLawyers.
Mark DeBofsky will be speaking on a panel at the Mid-Winter Meeting of the Employee Benefits Committee of the American Bar Association Section on Labor and Employment Law on February 10 on recent developments in whether employers can enforce forum section clauses in their benefit plans dictating where lawsuits over claim denials may be brought. […]
Marie Casciari will be presenting at a seminar sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association entitled, “New Trends in Employee Benefits”. This seminar will focus on three issues that are either making news in the benefits community or have already been decided and deserve some additional explanation and discussion: Employee Benefit Issues in Mergers, Acquisitions and […]
DeBofsky, Sherman & Casciari file lawsuit challenging employer’s claim to receive employee life insurance
On October 1, 2013, DeBofsky, Sherman & Casciari filed the case of Harder v. Robert Morris University, No. 13cv7041 (U.S.Dist.Ct.N.D.Ill.) challenging an employer’s claim to an employee’s life insurance benefits. The lawsuit alleges multiple ERISA violations by Robert Morris University, asserting a breach of fiduciary duty owed to its employee, Philip Harder, who died earlier […]
Federal judge William Conley issued a ruling on August 19, 2013 in the case of Freeland v. Unum, No. 11cv53 (opinion_and_order.pdf) finding that Unum acted arbitrarily and capriciously in terminating long-term disability payments owed to Bruce Freeland. The court determined that Unum improperly disregarded the combination of Freeland’s cardiac and psychiatric impairments, the impact of […]